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I want to add patchwork to a tee shirt

Old 03-12-2007, 06:00 AM
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I need ideas or web sites on how to add patchwork to a tee shirt. I would even like to cut it open and add buttons, a collar??? I can't seem to find any patterns on the net. Any ideas or suggestions?
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Old 03-12-2007, 06:41 AM
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here is one for changing the look of a tee


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Old 03-15-2007, 11:58 AM
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Not knowing what you have in mind I am just going to jump in here with what comes to my mind.
If it is a "block" you want to put on the front;
I would make the pieced block.
Next, I would use iron on interfacing the size of the block on the underside of the t-shirt.
After pinning it in place (or maybe using a fusible), I would then quilt the block to the shirt. Maybe stitching in the ditch, or a 1/4" away from the seams in the block.
Would love to know what you end up doing.
I may try this on some sweat-shirts and tees to use for gifts.
Could use a golf, hunting, fishing, etc. for the guys.
Can you tell my mind is wandering?
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Old 03-15-2007, 12:45 PM
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I've never put a quilt block onto a t-shirt, but I did put one on my favorite sweatshirt...after I dropped some lunch on the front & couldn't get the stain out! lol I had an extra block from a guild swap-a-block & just pinned it on & sewed around the edges. Even managed to get it straight some how! :D Of course, a sweatshirt does have more "body" to it, so I think a stabilizer would be needed for a tee. Then again, if you used fusible, like Steam-A-Seam2, that might be all the stabilization you would need, then just do a zig-zag around the outside.
I've also been thinking (and YES, it did hurt!) about making a quilt out of all my stained tees - the "Stained Shirt" quilt! That's what happens when you're a Gemini & can't just do one thing at a time! lol And it usually happens at home - here at work I actually have a big flour-sack type dish towel that I clip around my neck when I eat lunch at my desk. :wink:
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